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The Semester-in-Residence Program is an intensive residential research experience for undergraduate science majors. Those students participating in the program live, work and study at the Lewes campus during the fall semester. The program is designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to explore marine studies through introductory graduate level classes and research.

Requirements for consideration:

• Junior or senior status
• Priority given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Significant interest in studying the marine environment
• Support from your advisory and/or another faculty member.

To apply, send the following to the contact below:

• A letter of interest/personal statement
• Your current resumé
• A letter of support from your advisor or a faculty member (faculty member can send separately)
• Your official college transcript (UD students do not need to do this, as we will pull your information from UD-SIS)

To apply, email the application documents to ceoe-sir@udel.edu with the subject line: " SIR application."

The deadline for the Fall 2019 program is 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019.

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Watch a video of our SIR students about our research vessel, the R/V Sharp!



Our Semester-in-Residence students live, work, and study on our Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. Students take a full schedule of classes (12-17 credits) that include field and lecture classes, and a research class or research credits.  Students live in the Daiber Housing complex which has two- and three-bedroom semi-detached ranch houses.

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography and Spatial Sciences: 302-831-2294 • Earth Sciences: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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